by Doyice Cotten
In a 2019 Texas case involving an accident on a fishing charter boat from New Pelican Charters (New Pelican Charters, LLC v. Unknown Claimants, 2019) The injuries occurred when the boat struck a shrimp boat. It was in navigable waters, thus admiralty law was appropriate. Both claimants had signed a liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel. The waiver read:
“I, the undersigned, have been informed and understand that there are inherent risks and hazards associated with offshore party fishing and boating.